Saturday, September 19, 2009

Our Stitch n Bitch

March and I had our monthly stitch n bitch at her house today. Actually first we went to our LNS InStitches today for the sale. I picked up BRDs Afraid of the Dark and Black Cats and Flying Bats. I also picked up some fabric and some Kreiniks. Then back to March's to stitch. We both work on LHNs Home of a Needleworker Too for the first couple of hours and then we switch. I was able to finish the plant on the side of the house. March finished the roof today.

I then switched to BRDs Peppermint Twist. I got the four poinsettias put in. Not as much as I would have liked, but it is looking really cute.

And now to answer the question burning in everyone's mind; what is this she is stitching? Why, it's Mirabilia's Shakespeare's Fairies. The green fabric is a little washed out. Hopefully I can get a better picture some time.
Have a good stitching weekend.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Retail Therapy

Thank you to everyone for their thoughts and wishes this week. It meant a lot to me. The stitching community is the best.

Seeing as our LNS InStitches is having their 14th anniversary sale this week, I felt compelled to do some shopping to make me feel better. Below is the new stash. Had to get the new JCS Ornament issue. I've seen the CC Great Pumpkin Conspiracy on some other blogs and I just couldn't resist it. Some LKs rounded it out. The Christmas pattern is 5 patterns with the buttons included. Really nice. The purple fabric is from the remnant basket. I know I have something I can do on it.
This is the new fabric I ordered from PTP. It is 32 ct. belfast named Herald. I got it and some Gothic. Don't know what I'll do on the Gothic, but the next picture shows I'm already using the Herald.Any guess at what I've started? If no one guesses right by next weekend, I will reveal all.

Have a good stitching weekend!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

I'll Aways Remember 09/09/09

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

Rest in peace Squeaker. We loved you very much.

Saturday, September 5, 2009


I don't have too much to report. We've had a rough week cat-wise. Sam took Squeaker into the vet last Monday and they kept her on an IV to try and rehydrate her. Her kidneys are failing. She is down to about 5 lbs. We brought her home Thursday night with the intention of having all day Friday to be with her. We thought we would be taking her back today for them to put her out of her misery, but she was much more perky and had a good day, so we are just taking it one day at a time. Hopefully she'll make it through the rest of the weekend. We know it is going to be soon and I've already had a few tearful moments with her. She's been my baby girl for 16 years.

Okay, now that I have the depressing stuff over with, my stitching news is that I only have the border to finish for my Exchange Heaven Halloween exchange piece and then it'll be ready to be finished off. No pictures as it is a surprise. So I am stitching, just can't show it.

Hope you're all having a good long stitching weekend.